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  • Paris Marron

    This is awesome. Reminds me of the LA-based startup Triptrotting. Originally, it was matching tourists with locals who acted as guides and would offer specific tours or experiences, such as the best wine bar hopping or off the beaten path kind of tours. Looks like they have since pivoted to this: https://getwist.com/ But I love the idea! What a great way to meet people and see the city you are visiting in a different way.

    • Emily Elwes

      Thank you for your kind words. We're very glad you like the concept. See you when you're next in Spain!

      Emily

  • Kristin Pedemonti

    awesome!!!! Reminds me a bit of how many of us utilize couchsurfing, which is not only about hosting and surfing but also about sharing one's city with travelers. When I lived in NYC, I often took people out dancing or to hidden corners of the city not in any tourist guide like the Superhero Supply Store or on a food truck tour of Jackson Heights Queens. I LOVE your idea and how it can be so customized for each individual, brilliant! Best best wishes to you and kudos for being open like uber and airbnb! Abrazos!!!!

    • Emily Elwes

      Hi Kristin, glad you like the idea & thank you for all your kind wishes! We'll be in different cities soon so keep an eye out! Emily

  • sjkl

    Would love to know when the London site gets up and running!

  • Chris Marshall

    I love this. When I was in Vietnam a few years ago, I had the opportunity to travel from Da Lat to a Muine on the back of a motorcycle. My tour guide took me on an amazingly personal experience - that was just him and I. I was super sick when he picked me up in the morning, but he quickly brought me to a pharmacy and helped me get fixed up - then he took me all over Da Lat, explaining its cultural history, before we embarked on the x-country trip the next day. It was so inspiring - so fun, its one of the only stories I tell about that trip because I was able to connect with him about his experiences as a Vietnamese translator to American soldiers during the war, his time in a re-education camp, and his deep respect for the indigenous people who live in the less traveled parts of the country. Plus traveling on the back of a motor bike is awesome. He took me on roads that were washed out by rivers and on which there were no buses or trucks. We ate together and shared together in the journey. I'll never forget this personal experience and hope that this company is able to provide others with this type of travel that connects you with real people who are proud of their country and can really show you something about what it means to live there.